Online FMCG sales jumped 34% in China in 2014, Kantar has said

Talking shop July 2015 – online occupies retailers

The rapid development of online retailing has long been a key part of the strategic direction of global food retailers. While the channel re...

Campbell should avoid deals in lower-margin fresh food and instead build scale in centre of store

Campbell Soup Co.'s M&A plans should avoid fresh

Campbell Soup Co. has looked to inject growth into its business through acquisitions in recent years and the indications are this is likely...

Unilever CEO: “In food... our priority now is to get the business growing.'

On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing

Unilever has said it wants to move its food business to a new growth phase by investing in areas that offer the greatest top-line potential...

Mead Johnson battling falling sales in China

Mead Johnson wrestles "irrational" Chinese market

Mead Johnson's business in China has come under pressure and was a factor in the US infant formula group's profit warning earlier this month...

Organic one of the key growth areas identified by Campbell

10 things to learn: Campbell's plans for growth

Campbell Soup Co. is undergoing some significant changes in response to a new economic reality and shifting consumer preferences. These chan...

General Mills working to lift Green Giant's image through  NPD

Will Bonduelle swoop for Green Giant?

With General Mills apparently preparing to sell its Green Giant brand, Bonduelle is rumoured to be looking at a bid. The fit between Green G...


Consuming issues: Why UK must act in wake of SACN report 20 Jul 15

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention now turns to how the country's politicians will respond. Ben Cooper argues the UK government should act - but some policies are more likely than others.


Editor's viewpoint: The impact of China's slowdown 17 Jul 15

Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the impact of China's recent economic slowdown is affecting companies in our sector.

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Mondelez Mexico investment to hit 600 US jobs

Hannah Abdulla | 30 Jul 15 Mondelez International has selected Mexico for a US$130m investment

Mondelez International is pumping US$130m into its Salinas factory in a bid to "modernise" its North America supply chain but the move will impact 600 jobs in Chicago.


Post, TreeHouse "in talks over ConAgra own-label"

Dean Best | 29 Jul 15 ConAgra is looking to quit own label

Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods are reportedly among the potential suitors for ConAgra Foods' private-label arm.


Mead Johnson settles SEC probe of China promotions

Dean Best | 28 Jul 15 The SEC probe covered period from 2008 to 2013

Mead Johnson is to pay over US$12m in a settlement of an investigation from the US Securities and Exchange Commission into the infant formula group's promotions in China.

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Audio: Happy Family CEO Shazi Visram

Mondelez profits down but gives guidance boost

Arla, Valio deny interest in Latvia's Jelgava

Premier Foods, Mondelez in cake-bites launch

Bahlsen's Waffeletten gets Wal-Mart listing

Alete eyes international growth

Ebro Foods sees rice boost H1

Pinnacle Foods sees H1 sales and profits rise

just the answer: Happy Family CEO Shazi Visram on baby and beyond 30 Jul 15

Hannah AbdullaShazi Visram, CEO, Happy Family.

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.


The bitesize interview: Flapjacked rides on back of protein buzz 22 Jul 15

Hannah AbdullaFlapjacked co-founder, David Bacon.

US protein-based pancake mix maker Flapjacked has just launched its second product - muffins - to try to tap into growing demand for on-the-go protein products. Launched in 2012 by husband and wife team David and Jennifer Bacon in 2012, the company believes consumers do not just want protein but better-for-you products. Hannah Abdulla learns more.


Interview: Seabrook Crisps CEO Jonathan Bye eyes further growth with LDC backing 21 Jul 15

Dean BestSeabrook CEO Bye says deal will 'hopefully allow us to accelerate  rate of growth'

Senior management at Seabrook Crisps have led a buy-out of the UK firm, backed by private-equity group LDC. Seabrook CEO Jonathan Bye, appointed in 2012 at a challenging time for the business, is one of the executives involved in the deal and he speaks to Dean Best about the outlook for the Yorkshire-based company.

Maggi crisis results in Q2 loss for Nestle India arm

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 29 Jul 15

After a particularly difficult quarter in India where it became the centre of the country's worst food scare in a decade, Nestle has reported a loss in its India business for the second quarter of the year.


Ex-Golden Wonder boss named Seabrook Crisps chairman

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 27 Jul 15

UK firm Seabrook Crisps, which last week announced a private equity-backed management buy-out at the business, has appointed Paul Monk, the former chief executive of Golden Wonder, as its new chairman.


PZ Cussons shines light on doing business in Greece

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 21 Jul 15

Food is a small part of the portfolio at PZ Cussons, the UK-based FMCG group better known for brands including Imperial Leather soap and Charles Worthington shampoo. However, the company is a major olive oil manufacturer in Greece and today (21 July) indicated how it is navigating the country's ailing economy.

How are food's giants performing in China?

How are food's giants performing in China?

The recent easing of China's economic growth has weighed on the local operations of some of the food industry's majors.

ConAgra to quit private label

ConAgra to quit private label

It is not even three years since the US group became the largest own-label business in the country through its acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings. Now ConAgra's new CEO has decided it is time to sell the under-pressure unit.

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

just-food looks at the sustainability of supply chains for four key commodities: palm oil, cocoa, soy and sugar.

Nestle's Maggi noodles under scrutiny

Nestle's Maggi noodles under scrutiny

Regulators in India have questioned the safety of Maggi noodles on sale in the country. Nestle has insisted the products are safe but have recalled the lines for fear of "consumer confusion". Now officials in Singapore and the UK are testing products on sale in their markets

Management briefing: just-food’s industry outlook for 2015

Management briefing: just-food’s industry outlook for 2015

just-food takes a look at some key trends that are likely to be key to the food sector in 2015, from the prospects for M&A to significant consumer trends and hot emerging markets. Compiled by our editorial team, these are the trends that will matter as another year unfolds for the industry.. Read more

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